Sep 03

Autotrader: Mazda3 Is a Great Choice for Dog Lovers on a Budget

2015 Mazda3 RedIf you’re a dog lover, you don’t have to own a large vehicle to safely and easily transport your four-legged friend. Clever engineering and advanced safety features have made many smaller cars just as feasible for Fido in recent years. In fact, Autotrader even named a compact car to its recent list of the “9 Must-Shop Cars for Dog Lovers,” calling the Mazda3 a great choice for dog owners on a budget.

The editors at Autotrader noted the Mazda3’s versatile design when announcing their list. Available in hatchback form, the Mazda3 was deemed dog-worthy because of its low load floor, roomy rear cargo area and large backseats. If you’re driving with a larger dog, those same seats can also fold down flat to open up 47.1 cubic feet of space.

 While you’ll still have to pay for pet food each month, the Mazda3 can help you offset those costs with the money you’ll save on fuel. The 2015 Mazda3 5-door returns up to 40 mpg on the highway with its standard SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Even if you opt for the more powerful SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, you can still net up to 39 mpg on the highway with the available i-ELOOP regenerative braking system.

Autotrader also praised the Mazda3 for its range of optional active-safety features that can keep humans and canines out of harm’s way. Designed to protect both passengers and pedestrians, the 2015 Mazda3 is available with Mazda Radar Cruise Control, High Beam Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Obstruction Warning, a Lane Departure Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support and an Adaptive Front-lighting System.

Still not convinced that the Mazda3 is the right car choice for you and your dog? Stop by Mastria Mazda today, and we’ll join you and your pup for a test-drive!



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